Posted by on February 4, 2018

DIY honey and milk hair mask

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This hair mask recipe with honey and milk is always a hit whenever I have really dry hair or when it feels a bit damaged. It is simple, you only need two ingredients and cures dryness and dull looking hair in an instant.

This hair mask also works great if you have damaged hair from dyeing it or other damaging practices like using straighteners, blow dryers or from the hot blazing sunshine on your precious hair locks.

What do you need?

Well, you might have guessed it already so let’s just keep it simple! You’ll need honey and milk. Who would’ve thought?

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Honey

Honey is a humectant, which means that it draws water from the air into your hair. This sweet liquid also has a ph of about 4, which is very close to the ph of your scalp and hair, which is around 4.5-5.5.

Do not use this mask when the air outside is really dry or if you spend your time a lot around central heating. When the air is dry and water can’t be sucked into your hair out of the air (yes that rhymes..), the water will be sucked out of your hair into the air because the honey attracts the only available moisture out of your hair strands.

The best kind of honey would be any kind of raw honey (unheated/unprocessed honey). You can choose to find a beekeeper near you and buy straight from the beekeeper or buy the honey over here, for example.

Why would you want raw honey? Because in the honey that comes straight from the bee, all vitamins and minerals are still intact. Honey contains vitamin C, folate, betaine, choline, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, fluoride and magnesium, amongst others (1).

DIY honey and milk hair maskPhoto by Kim Gorga on Unsplash

Milk

Milk is slightly acidic and acts as a great moisturizer for the skin. The ph lies around 6.5 to 6.8. When combined with honey, a perfect ph for the skin is created of around 5.2-5.4. Milk also contains a lot of vitamins beneficial for the skin and hair like vitamin A, vitamin D, folate, choline, calcium, magnesium and potassium, amongst others (2). The best milk to use would be whole fat milk since vitamins like A and D are fat soluble.

What to do?

  • Mix about half a cup of milk with 2 tbsp of honey together. If necessary, you can slightly warm the mixture so that the honey melts into the milk, or warm the honey before stirring it through the milk.
  • Be sure to wear a shirt that can get dirty.
  • Apply the mixture onto your hair with a spray bottle, careful, it will drip!
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic bag and leave the hair mask onto the hair for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Wash the mask out with a little bit of your preferred shampoo, I’d recommend using one without sulfates but this depends on your personal preference.

After your hair is dry (preferably by air drying), it should be smooth, sleek and shiny!

Have you tried this mask? Did it work for you and what hair type do you have? Let me know in the comments below!

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